VLAN Trunking Protocol Domain (VTP domain)

The article provided in this section describes and explains about the VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) Trunking Protocol (VTP) domain. Before discussing the main topic in this section let’s summarize what is VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network)? And what is VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol)? In the below part. Reading the entire article will give you an overview of the topic.

VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) was used by large or huge organizations which is one of the best ways to handle the network traffic and is more usable to the network administrators. The main function of VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) is to wrap and combine the devices in LAN (Local Area Network) network to a single one based on their functions, characteristics or the similarities found in different devices in the network.

Rather than the physical connection VLANs (Virtual Local Area Network) are connected logically. The uses of the VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) is to filter the traffic, improve the network security and to perform the summarization of the network address.

The next portion we are going to discuss is about the VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP). The team named Cisco built a proprietary protocol named VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol). To give the publicity about the VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) in the LAN (Local Area Network), the protocol was developed.

So the main aim of the VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is to transfer the information of VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) all over the LAN (Local Area Network). When VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) get introduced different versions of VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) were also get published with various extra advantages than the existing ones.

Version 1, version 2 and version 3 were the various versions of VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) established. One of the main advantages of VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is that they can add, delete or update the information about VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) in an easy manner. Information on VLAN can be synchronized by the VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol). The second advantage of VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is that VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) can reduce the effort given by network administrator, which means the job of network administrator become less and is manageable.

In the management domains, VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is getting organized. In an environment of VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) a single switch or several interconnected switches share the same single VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) domain. Some switches connected to some other domains and switches in various domains are not capable of sharing the VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) information they belong too.

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Many VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) attributes are getting published by the switches in the VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) domain for the use of neighbor VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) domains. The VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) information like the VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) management domain, revision number of VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol), available VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) and other parameters, such information is carried by the VLAN advertisements.